FASTFOOD giant McDonald’s Philippines recently opened its “Bike & Dine” facilities in its CM Recto and Clark Gate stores in Pampanga.
The ceremonial opening of McDonald’s CM Recto’s Bike & Dine area was attended by McDonald’s Philippines Managing Director Margot Torres, Pampanga Governor Dennis Pineda, and Bases Conversion and Development Authority President and Chief Executive Officer Secretary Vince Dizon.
“We recognize the thousands of Kapampangans, especially frontline workers, who have turned to biking as their means of transportation during this unprecedented time. We saw this as an opportunity to provide them a way to enjoy their favorite McDonald’s meals conveniently, while ensuring that their bikes are safe and secure,” Torres said.
Known as a bike-friendly zone, Clark plans to build more bike-related facilities moving forward and through the McDonald’s Bike & Dine, this aims to provide cyclists a dining space after they “Ride Thru.”
McDonald’s Ride Thru aims to encourage all types of vehicles, not just four-wheeled ones, to order food via the drive thru lane without leaving their vehicle.
Apart from that, cyclists can conveniently mount their bike securely in racks that are attached to a ledge which doubles as a table. Through this, bike-riding customers can enjoy their meals without worrying about the safety of their bicycles. To date, there are two other Bike & Dine facilities in the country, McDonald’s Vermosa (Cavite) and McDonald’s McKinley West (Taguig), with more slated to open this year.
Under the QSR giant’s “M Safe” program, stringent health and safety protocols are also set in place to assure that diners can enjoy their food while ensuring a high standard of safety.
Customers who will visit the stores will also be subjected to contact tracing and temperature checks, and are required to wear a face mask and shield. Social distancing will be followed at all times from queuing for their orders and while dining in. Meanwhile, cashless payment options are also available in stores to minimize physical contact.
“We are excited to scale Bike & Dine to more stores in other cities too. We look forward to introducing this innovation to more bike-riding communities, where more customers can enjoy their favorite McDonald’s meals safely and more conveniently,” Torres said.
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